International challenges ahead of the country should be faced by all communities together as Sri Lankans, said Minster of Provincial Council and Local Government Faizer Musthapa this Morning in Vavuniya.
Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senarthne sending a letter to all Cabinet, State, and Provincial Chief Ministers has requested to take necessary steps to implement a program on 24th January to inspect all public institutions, where an outstanding rise of dengue mosquitoes is reported.
There will be a lack of rain fall leading to a severe a drought during the coming three months and the public is asked to use water and electricity carefully, said Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.
The European Commission has proposed GSP+ concessions to Sri Lanka in exchange of the government's commitment to ratify 27 international conventions on human rights, labour conditions, protection of the environment and good governance.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) more commonly referred to as drones for commercial and private use has grown exponentially recently, and especially as restrictions around airspace have been relaxed after the end of the war. The Ministry is aware of footage taken by drones, by citizens as well as tourists visiting Sri Lanka, widely available across social media as online video platforms. We recognise that many events today in their promotional material or live coverage feature the use of drones, and we also note their use in health applications,precision agriculture practices (smart farming), the coverage of public rallies, the aftermath of natural disasters, around disaster risk reduction, sporting events and private functions like weddings and parties.